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Celebrate structure Improve your garden’s ‘good bones’ with tips and inspiration from the Royal Gardens at Highgrove
Be inspired by… festive fir cones, a colourful evergreen border, new plants with festive warmth, best coloured stems, Christmas kokedama and our conifer quiz
Make the most of natural treasures Raid your garden for greenery, berries, twigs and seedheads to transform into elegant displays
Hooked on heucheras Admire their scalloped, often patterned winter foliage in zingy lime, marmalade, silver, plum and chocolate shades
Give a gift that keeps on growing 10 top plants that make delightful Christmas gifts – with care guides
What to do this month Make a mini coldframe, plant shrubs for winter colour, tidy alpines and tree pruning
Celebrate the season with a festive pot Winter shrubs, flowers and bulbs will shine on the dullest days
Frame flowers with elegant stems Purple-stemmed dogwoods and Christmas hellebores bring glamour to the darkest months
Make a hanging terrarium Fill stylish glass planters with foliage plants for a year-round display
“Frost makes our prairie look magical” A dramatic ‘big sky’ garden in Sussex combines grasses, seedheads and sculpture
“It’s all about colour and fragrance” Winter plant combinations work on an intimate scale at the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and Arboretum
“Winter structure is so important” Fiona Chancellor has made clever use of topiary and sculpture at Windy Ridge in Shropshire
Compton Acres Visit this classic British garden with woodland, water and international influences
Look after winter wildlife Help out hibernators and treat feathered friends with fat-rich treats
Plant a nut tree Grow a hazel, walnut or almond and enjoy a nutty harvest each winter
Ask Garden Answers Help with flowering shrubs and houseplants
Make a dog-friendly garden Use natural elements to calm, shade and stimulate canine companions
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Christmas gift guide Ideal stocking fillers and presents for green-fingered friends including patio pretties, little luxuries and sartorial solutions for a gardening wardrobe
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Half-price autumn-flowering nerines Buy a collection of four Nerine bowdenii cultivars – 40 bulbs for £34.96!
6 free* strawberry ‘Cambridge Favourite’ plants and a host of fruit offers. *Just pay postage
Over to you Readers’ gardening stories and photos – keep sending in your #inflowernow pics
Puzzles and prizes Enter our crossword and wordsearch for chances to win Blenheim Palace tickets and a £50 Hayloft voucher
Garden view Helen Billiald shares some of her gardening successes and failures during 2016
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